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Doctor insights on: The Function Source Of Fiber Roughage Cellulose

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Roughage (Definition)

Roughage refers to indigestible dietary fiber. Dietary fiber is important for gut motility, preventing ...Read more


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What's the difference between roughage and fiber in the diet?

What's the difference between roughage and fiber in the diet?

None: Roughage is another word for fiber. It is a most important part of diet consisting of both soluble and insoluble fiber. They both have effects on absorption and even processing the calories, particularly sugar. That is why our source of sugar has to he fruit and veg.``. ...Read more

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How could a lack of fiber (roughage) in the diet be a cause of colon disease, including colon cancer?

How could a lack of fiber (roughage) in the diet be a cause of colon disease, including colon cancer?

Theories: Of slow bowel activity, build up of bad bacteria creating toxins or toxic environment. And healthy intestinal bacteria with higher fiber diet may cause less colon wall mucosal irritation and less risks for cancer. Also theories of low fat diet and increased exercise lowering colon cancer risks. ...Read more

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What are the functions of fiber and lipids?

What are the functions of fiber and lipids?

Lots: Fiber is dietary, not digested and can act as laxative and contribute to a healthier digestive system. Lipids have many functions including structure, metabolism, energy, . .. ...Read more

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What are the functions of fiber and lipids in the body?

What are the functions of fiber and lipids in the body?

Lots: Fiber is dietary, not digested and can act as laxative and contribute to a healthier digestive system. Lipids have many functions including structure, metabolism, energy, . .. ...Read more

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What are the functions of cardiac muscle fibers?

What are the functions of cardiac muscle fibers?

See below: The heart is a muscle with very special qualities. The main bulk of heart muscle helps pump blood to the lungs to get oxygen and then pumps that oxygen rich blood to the rest of the body. Then there is a special type of cardiac fibers that helps conduct electrical impulses from two "pacemaker" sites in the heart, the sa and av nodes which allow the heart to keep pumping for your entire life. ...Read more

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I need advice for colon cleanse, how can I remove fecal matter built up? I have good bowel function, take fiber, water and exercise.

I need advice for colon cleanse, how can I remove fecal matter built up? I have good bowel function, take fiber, water and exercise.

Colon Cleanse: These are a waste of money. Feces does not get stored in the colon. It is a one way tube that handles waste. You state you have good bowel function. Then everything is already getting cleaned out. These can also be dangerous due to the risk of bowel perforation. ...Read more

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What does add the most fiber to my diet?

What does add the most fiber to my diet?

Plants: Adding more plants (fruits and veggies) will add fiber while helping add a substantial amount of other nutrients that are also healthy.

There are lots of palatable ways to do this, even if you don't like fruits and veggies. Do internet search for recipes you like, then look for ways to add fruits & veggies to them.

If you are trying to treat a particular condition, ask again w/more detail. Thx. ...Read more

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What are some easy and effective methods to get the fiber you need?

What are some easy and effective methods to get the fiber you need?

Eating more cooked vegetables: And grains. Bulk laxatives also have fiber, but your best source is from food. Whole foods like fruit and vegetables. Apples have pectin and a lot of fiber. So do root vegetables like beets and carrots. Stay away from gluten (wheat), especially if you're gluten sensitive. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sgood to have more fiber in your diet?

Can you please tell me why it'sgood to have more fiber in your diet?

Remove toxins: Fiber helps the flow of stool through the intestinal tract, eliminating waste and toxins. It also helps to lower your cholesterol. High fiber can prevent diverticulosis, constipation, and hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Is yam a fiber food?

Is yam a fiber food?

> sweet potato: Yams are unusual in the U.S.: most are huge, pale colored and African in origin. They have about 4 grams of fiber in a 100gram serving, which is high.

Sweet potatoes are often mislabeled as yams, because that is the term that people know.

Sweet potatoes can look like potatoes, are every color of the rainbow, and have fewer calories, less fiber and about 100x the beta carotene as do yams. ...Read more

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Does celery have fiber?

Yes: Celery is a good source of both insoluble and soluble fiber. ...Read more

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Is fiber a form of nutrient?

Is fiber a form of nutrient?

No: fiber is not a nutrient. It is however essential to help bowel movements, to prevent diverticular disease and for normal functioning of the intestinal tract ...Read more

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Does fiber help to lose weight?

Does fiber help to lose weight?

Helps: Fiber helps with feeling full so aids but is not effective by itself. ...Read more

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Where are perkinji fibers found?

Where are perkinji fibers found?

Purkinje fibers: Purkinje fibers are specialized heart tissue cells located in the ventricular walls just beneath the heart's lining (endocardium). They conduct the electrical stimulus from the bundle of his to the ventricles via the bundle branches. Pretty heady stuff! Unless you're a cardiologist, you wouldn't normally run into them! ...Read more

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Are dried prunes good source of fiber?

Are dried prunes good source of fiber?

Excellent: Daily use of prunes is a great way to enhance the fiber in your diet. The dried prunes will absorb water. All the best and a good choice of food. ...Read more

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What foods are dietary sources of fiber?

What foods are dietary sources of fiber?

See below: Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds are all sources of fiber. There is very little fiber in processed grains, filtered juices (like apple or orange juice). Meat diary, fish and fowl have no fiber in them ...Read more

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How many grams of fiber does someone need?

Fiber requirements.: 35 grams daily for a woman, 50 grams daily for a man. Split the amount among at least five meals daily to improve GI tolerance, and drink plenty of water throughout the day, otherwise the high amount of fiber may be constipating. Drink water so that your urine looks almost clear. ...Read more

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Are there different type of dietary fibers?

Are there different type of dietary fibers?

Soluble, insoluble: Soluble fiber as in oatmeal, sops up water and makes your stool firmer. Its great when you have diarrhea to make a firmer stool. Insoluble fiber is not absorbed and leads to more frequent stooling. Its best used when you are constipated and need to go to the bathroom more often. ...Read more

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Is small fiber neropathy damage reversible?

Is small fiber neropathy damage reversible?

Maybe in part: We are increasingly learning that small fibre neuropathies are common, especially associated with diabetes, but also present even in some fibromyalgia cases. A medical food metanx, may result in increased nerve fiber density in the skin after 6-12 months. If the cause is due to an immune polyneuritis, ivig can reverse much of it. Need to understand causation to treat successfully. ...Read more

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What is inulin fiber and what are its uses.?

Soluble Fiber: "inulin is a sweet food additive, low in calories, creamy, fat-free and improves absorption of minerals.

It has a low glycemic index, and it isn't absorbed, it does not increase glucose levels."

http://ic. Steadyhealth. Com/inulin_fiber. Html. ...Read more

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What food contain fiber that I have to have?

Search Internet: Check out reputable websites for medical information. I like the mayo clinic which offers following re fiber in food: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/high-fiber-foods/nu00582. Of course, what's reputable to one person might not be to another. Still, the info here seems reasonable: http://www. Todaysdietitian. Com/newarchives/063008p28.Shtml. Plenty more lists available online, all w/similar info. ...Read more

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What does Edmark Shake Off Phyto Fiber cure?

What does Edmark Shake Off Phyto Fiber cure?

Nothing: It's just a foolish scam that targets gullible people. There's no such thing as "toxic bowel settlement." ...Read more